DrnkMcDermott (2894) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 12 oz. Bottle, Apr 16, 2006 This is quite clearly labeled as being produced at the Berkeley brewery. Sold at Wild Oats in a six pack with a cylindrical pilsner/alt glass attached. Pours pale straw with a rocky, lacy head on top. Big German hop smell at opening stays with the pour. Lazy stream of bubbles rises through the glass. A nice German malt, with a very, very slight tart note. Kind of a grassy straw taste, finished of by straightforward noble hops bitterness. A solid interpretation of the style, and who’d a thought a place in Berkeley would have the discipline to make a pils to precise German engineering standards.<hr>Draft, Sept 18, 2005. Sampled in a solid plastic mug, so I couldn’t get a handle on its color. Have to presume it’s okay. Taste, though, is light and "crisp," like American pale macros claim, but this one really is. But beyond that, not much stands out in the way of hops, just the standard German bitterness against pale malts. Finished nice and dry. Again, an imported pilsner that’s probably much better closer to home.
Additional note, Aug 10, 2006. Finishing the sixer, I found that last bottle started to show more nice German hop bitterness. Crisper and cleaner. I think that’s worth bumpint the rating up a notch.
One2remeber (174) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale light yellow.
Light paper, very bitter CO2 astringent. Light honey sweet pils malt flavor. Dry after taste. Not much going on.
bartzluke (261) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
.33l pour from refrigerated bottle into Trumer Pils glass in Austria. Fairly aggressive pour produced a good-size fluffy and fizzy white head. Lots of carbonation evident, clear, and yellow. Perfect appearance for a Pils. Light body and smooth. Not as much of a carbonation bite as I expected. Very drinkable. Crisp. Light grassy malt up front, a little earthy in the middle, and a bitter finish. Very pleasant flavor. Nose is pretty toned down. Maybe a little hay and grass, but not much of anything. A refreshing and drinkable beer. I’d happily enjoy this one again.
efeesse (177) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer with light color, light body, average carbonized, some foam, sold in 33cl bottle (in Salzburg supermarket).
Richardprz (2) - - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprisingly great had it at the 'innocent bystander' in the Yarra valley
On tap is better than bottled
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
culchiem (2955) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Lemon gold with a thin head. Aroma is grassy malt. Flour is light bitter citrus, grain in a dull malt finish
DedicatedToFun (3834) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, gold pour, white head, nose is grassy, taste is grassy, light, some citrus, okay
Werckmeister (800) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home bought at random Spar Supermarket. golden, clear, shiny color. small white head. smells very grainy, bread, light malty sweet smell, light citric. light body, soft carbonation, tastes light grainy, light bready, light sweetness, citric, light flowery, dry / light bitter / citric finish. decent, not much to it, and very subtle taste but quite easy to drink.
Frozer (194) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear straw color. Very little thin head. Some skunk in aroma. Flavor however is crisp and fresh. Light grain flavor. Clean finish and great mouthfeel.
Cunningham (5421) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden color with a fine white head. Mild malty, some skunky notes (green bottle) and a bit herbal hoppy aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation. Caramel malty, grainy and herbal hoppy flavor.
[Bottle from a local grocery store in Vienna, Austria]
loubar (153) - Los Gatos, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Safeway. Pours light yellow with a white head. Flavor is dry, grassy hops and biscuit malt with light lemon and citrus hops finish and a tiny bit of skunk. Light bodied with nice peppery carbonation. A classic, light German pilsner. Crisp, refreshing and very easy to drink. Great balance. Really nice.